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why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

Posted by home624 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 22:36

Hi All,
I see this happen to all trees in my backyard - oranges, apples, persimmons, quinces. Sometimes in large numbers. Some of them turn yellow and drop off. Why? Is it me? Something that I did or did not do?
Thanks so much

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RE: why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

Try posting this in the fruit growers forum, where you are sure to get a quick response. Al

RE: why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

I live in Florida and our odd weather has caused fruit drop here, too. Plants don't like extreme changes - whether it is change in the level of light, water or no water, etal. Also, check to see if you have an outbreak of spider mites, scale or mealy bugs - they cause fruit drop as well.

RE: why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

It may also be possible that the plant keeps an eye on them as they develop, and cancels any that don't seem right.

RE: why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

Sometimes they don't get pollinated and like Ken wrote,if there are too many flowers and fruit,the plant can keep them in check somewhat. Brady

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